Cannot attach files to my hotmail after that outlook switch [Solved/Closed]

ohlisa 1 Posts Friday March 1, 2013Registration date March 1, 2013 Last seen - Mar 1, 2013 at 01:00 PM - Latest reply:  barauna
- Dec 12, 2017 at 06:47 PM
I've tried everything.
People give solutions that make no sense to me like delete Silverlight from you applications. Well, I don't have Silverlight. I don't understand why those assumptions are made in the first place. What can I do to fix this?
Is there a way I can go back to using the old hotmail where attachments worked with no problem?

Thank you!

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Hi ohlisa, I had the same problem and after googling this question, I stumbled onto your question. After trying different things, it seems to work for me when I click and drag the folders on my desktop and dropping them into the email. The drop isn't anywhere specific, I just plop them anywhere in the white box section where you type your email. I hope this works for you too.

Thank you, jjwinters 57

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Dropping works
Wow- I thought it was issues with my 5 year old scanner. Had planned to buy a new scanner tomorrow. Thank you so much for sharing your expertise. Regards, Bonnie
Thank you!! had this issue for a while. just drag it onto your email and it will attach.
Thank you very much for the easy solution.
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I've been experiencing the same problem. Irritating how it happens. I've also been looking around for answers, but seemingly it's also unavailable.
If it cannot attach I often do this:
1. Cancel draft, starting new, attach the file first before starting to compose or add recipients address
2. If it's should be on a thread, close the page, re-open in other browser. I know it sounds stupid, but it works.

I am no IT savvy or whatever, but this is what I do.. :-/
Thank you - that worked for me after hours of frustration!
Thank you as well.
PeterJackson - Aug 21, 2016 at 11:46 AM
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Disable ad block for outlook if you have it.
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I turned off AdBlock and suddenly Attach works. Using Chrome. Might be a coincidence ...
Would be nice if Microsoft would tell us.
kieferschild 2427 Posts Sunday October 5, 2008Registration dateContributorStatus September 19, 2018 Last seen - Jun 18, 2013 at 09:35 AM
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Have you tried an alternate web browser like firefox?

Are you on the latest internet explorer?

ac3mark 10503 Posts Monday June 3, 2013Registration dateContributorStatus September 19, 2018 Last seen - Jun 18, 2013 at 09:47 AM
I agree with Keifrschild, if ou are using IE 10, downgrade to 9 by going to add remove programs, window updates, click on unistall ie10.
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I too have just had this problem on chrome. Solutions failed. I used yahoo...
I have the same issue sometimes, I hit restart on the computer and then when it starts again it will load the attachment. Somehow there is too much in the que and it is blocking it
Thank you
Solution which I found is to install google chrome.
Except it happens in Chrome too.
it happens in Chrome for me
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Hi, just had this problem (yet again) using Internet Explorer 11.212

Restarting Outlook using Opera allowed me to add attachments as usual.

Ironic that two Microsoft products don't work together properly. this problem seems to come and go for no reason.....

Yes, it seems to work when you restart Outlook regardless of the browser.